Ballet Hispanico





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Director of Finance & Administration

Ballet Hispanico seeks an experienced Director of Finance & Administration.  The Director of Finance & Administration is a strategic partner with and reports to the Executive Director.  The successful candidate is a hands-on and participative manager and leads and develops a team to support the following areas:  finance, business planning and budgeting, human resources, administration and information technology. 
The Director of Finance & Administration plays a vital role in partnering with the senior leadership team in strategic decision making and operations as Ballet Hispanico continues to grow and build capacity.  This is an ideal opportunity for the right leader to maximize and strengthen the internal capacity of a highly regarded and progressive organization. 
The Director of Finance & Administration is a full-time exempt position.
Responsibilities (Include, but are not limited to):
Financial Management
·         Analyze and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly and annual financial statements;
·         Coordinate and lead the annual audit process, working with external auditors;
·         Oversee and lead annual budgeting and planning process in conjunction with the Executive Director;
·         Prepare and maintain budgets for applications to and reports for institutional grants and awards;
·         Administer and review all financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and changes and keep senior leadership team abreast of the organization’s financial status;
·         Manage organizational cash flow and forecasting;
·         Schedule and prepare materials for quarterly Finance Committee meetings;
·         Update and implement all necessary business policies and accounting practices; improve the finance department’s overall policy and procedure manual;
·         Effectively communicate and present the critical financial matters to the Executive Director and Board of Directors.
Human Resources
·         Further develop Ballet Hispanico’s human resources and administration, enhancing professional development, compensation and benefits, performance evaluation, training and recruiting;
·         Ensure that recruiting processes are consistent and streamlined;
·         Establish and manage a comprehensive training program to educate employees regarding staff tools, policies and procedures;
·         Commitment to training programs that maximize individual and organization goals across the organization including best practices in human resources activities.
Technology, Operations and Administration
·         Oversee administrative functions as well as facilities to ensure efficient and consistent operations as the organization grows;
·         Oversee and maximize earned short-term rental income;
·         Work closely and transparently with all external partners including third-party vendors and consultants;
·         Work with Ballet Hispanico’s senior staff to continue implementing an IT plan for the future, and update the plan to meet IT needs (hardware and software) as the organization grows;
·         Manage the organization’s physical infrastructure, physical plant, and system maintenance (phone system, security, cleaning, supplies, etc.) and outsourced maintenance company;
·         Develop successful and trusting relationships with vendors, business partners and community collaborators, and create and sustain an environment at Ballet Hispanico that supports these relationships;
·         Work as part of the Senior Management team to develop policies, procedures, and practices for Ballet Hispanico.
Qualifications / Skills
·         Minimum of a B.A., ideally with an MBA/CPA or related degree, or equivalent experience;
·         At least 7-10 years of overall professional experience; ideally 6+ years of broad financial and operations management experience;
·         The ideal candidate has experience of final responsibility for the quality and content of all financial data, reporting and audit coordination for either a division or significant program area, and has preferably overseen a human resources function previously;
·         Ability to translate financial concepts to – and to effectively collaborate with -- programmatic and fundraising colleagues who do not necessarily have finance backgrounds;
·         Knowledge of accounting and reporting software, FundEZ preferred;
·         A successful track record in setting priorities;
·         Keen analytic, organization and problem solving skills which support and enable sound decision making;
·         Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders;
·         A multi-tasker with the ability to wear many hats in a fast-paced environment;
·         Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of Ballet Hispanico;
Salary:  Competitive salary with benefits.
Start Date:  November 1, 2015
How to Apply
To apply, please send your resume to Joshua Palmer, Executive Assistant at  No phone calls, please. Job description is also available for download here.


Manager of Individual Giving

Ballet Hispanico seeks an energetic and experienced Manager of Individual Giving.  Reporting to the Director of Development, along with the Manager of Institutional Giving and the Development Assistant, the Manager of Individual Giving plays a vital role in creating and implementing a robust fundraising strategy.  
The Manager of Individual Giving’s primary responsibilities include day-to-day Development Department operations and building Ballet Hispanico’s individual giving program through the Annual Fund, appeals and special events, with a strong focus on cultivation and stewardship of mid-level prospects and donors.  The Manager of Individual Giving works closely with the Director of Development, Executive Director and Board Chair on major gift fundraising.
Specific Duties (Include, but are not limited to):
Day-to-Day Development Department Operations
  • Serve as first point of contact for prospective donors and current donor questions, needs and concerns.
  • Process donations in Raiser’s Edge in a timely and accurate manner and ensre that constituent records are accurate, consistent and up to date.
  • In collaboration with the Marketing &Communications; Department, create and send regular updates to individual donors.
  • Generate reports for various individuals and groups, including the Board of Directors, senior staff and others.
  • Generate mailing lists as needed.
  • Work to implement efficient practices and high quality customer service.
  • Instill sense of shared responsibility for fundraising and development practices throughout Ballet Hispanico.
Individual Giving
  • Play a significant role in creating strategies for donor identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.
  • Draft project specific pitches, individual giving requests, and donor correspondence.
  • Conduct prospect/donor research and wealth screenings.
Special Events
  • Actively participate in planning and executing the annual gala by preparing mailing lists, organizing mailings, coordinating logistics and staffing the actual event.
  • Work with the Director of Development, Executive Director, Board of Directors and others to conceptualize, plan and manage donor cultivation and stewardship of events including dinners, presentations, showings, tours, etc.

Attributes and Qualities
  • Manages multiple projects effectively and simultaneously and is able to adapt quickly to changing priorities.
  • Fosters and nurtures relationships with colleagues, volunteers and donors.
  • Will have a sense of urgency about their duties and responsibilities.
  • Performs with grace under pressure.
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented.
  • Results-driven, but patient and flexible.
  • Resourceful and disciplined.
  • Proactive, thoughtful and strategic.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • Raiser’s Edge experience required.
  • Minimum of 4 years of non-profit fundraising experience required.
  • Strong project and time management skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Computer literate and Microsoft Office proficient.
  • Knowledge of Spanish is desirable, though not required;
  • A commitment to Ballet Hispanico’s mission.
Work Schedule/Salary

This position is scheduled Monday through Friday, though some evening and possibly weekend hours will be required during performance and events seasons.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.  Ballet Hispanico provides an excellent benefits package, including individual medical, dental, and vision insurance, life insurance and a 403B plan.
How to Apply
To apply, please send your resume to Fredrick Pandian, Director of Finance & Administration  No phone calls, please. Job description also available for download here.

Marketing Associate

Reports to: Director of Marketing & Communications

Scope and Impact

The Marketing Associate plays an important role by facilitating the day-to-day management of all marketing, communication and audience development efforts.
Duties and Responsibilities
        Prepare electronic newsletters and e-blasts;
        Maintain the Ballet Hispanico website;
        Update press packets, collect and organize press clippings, and build institutional media list;
        Contribute to the maintenance of Ballet Hispanico’s social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Vimeo and a blog;
        Coordinate the creation of marketing materials such as brochures, event programs, postcards, playbills, and flyers;
        Maintain relationships with and support the efforts of tour presenters and cross-promotional partners;
        Help coordinate the efforts of press and graphic design consultants;
        Facilitate image cataloging and organization of image & video library.
Required skills:
1.            Bachelor’s degree and at least 1-2 years of professional marketing or communications experience (internships ok)
2.            Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with people at all levels.
3.            Stellar written and verbal communication skills.
4.            Ability to think creatively and strategically while executing marketing opportunities.
5.            Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, Photoshop (or other graphic design application), and major social media platforms. Familiarity with Wordpress, CMS (web content management system), Mailchimp, Google Analytics, and Spanish is a plus.
6.            Must be a self-starter with a proactive approach to work.
7.            Excellent follow-up skills.
Compensation and Benefits
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.  Ballet Hispanico provides an excellent benefits package, including individual medical, dental, and vision insurance, life insurance, 403B plan, paid time off (outside of 10 paid holidays and a paid week between Christmas and New Year’s), and summer Fridays.
How to Apply
To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to  No phone calls, please. Job description also available for download here.


Education & Outreach Teaching Artists

Ballet Hispanico is currently accepting teaching artist applications for part-time work in our Education & Outreach program. 

We offer a series of dance education residency activities that serve students, educators, dance audiences, parents and the general public. At Ballet Hispanico we share a unique blend of dance and learning about the Hispanic and Latino Diaspora. Our programs support student achievement in the classroom and inspiring a passion for learning and discovery that will last a lifetime. 

We invite applications from Teaching artists who specialize in: Afro-Caribbean, Creative Movement, Folkloric Dances from the Americas, Latin Partner Dances, Modern Dance (Choreography and Repertory Work), Dances from Spain/Flamenco, Modern, Ballet, Jazz, Latin Jazz and Dance Composition, Improvisation, Technique, Partnering. We welcome submissions related to other dance forms of the Americas not listed here. 

Ballet Hispanico Teaching artists possess:
  • experience teaching in k-12 urban school settings and communities of teachers, parents and neighborhood centers
  • passion for working in schools with children who may have never danced before
  • an educational background that supports sequential, scaffolded teaching that is fun and organized
  • strong, engaging and positive classroom management and interpersonal skills
  • the ability to create fun lessons that take complicated steps and make them accessible to children in an easy to understand, child-friendly structured manner
  • knowledge about Ballet Hispanico’s history and awareness of social and historical influence of Hispanic and Latino culture on the dance form they teach
  • demonstrated ability to plan lessons and an entire residency including the integration of the art form into classroom curriculum
  • demeanor that reflects warmth, openness, enthusiasm, willingness to grow and work as part of a team.
  • excellent administrative skills related to deadlines, email responsiveness, flexibility and professionalism

Please send cover letter, resumes, and sample residency outline to:

Ballet Hispanico offers a comprehensive, full-time and part-time internship program. Interns experience professional and educational mentorship in the areas of Arts Administration, Marketing, Production and Education. If you are an undergraduate student, graduate student, recent college graduate or an early-career professional, you could be part of this fantastic program! (see descriptions below).

  • Invitations to BH events, rehearsals, and performances
  • Exposure to the workings of all departments
  • Attendance at departmental and full staff meetings
  • Network with staff and professionals in the field
  • Gain experience that will increase value to prospective employers
  • Build a resume and references

A complete application consisting of the following:
  • A cover letter describing of your career path and how it relates to being an intern at Ballet Hispanico. Please also include which internship(s) you are applying for
  • A resume including administrative and relevant experience

All material should be addressed to BH Internship Program.
Please submit your application only once by one of the means below:

Ballet Hispanico Internship Program:
167 W. 89th St., New York, NY 10024;
Fax: (212) 362-3081

Please, no duplicate submissions and no phone calls.

Once we have received your application, our office will be in touch to confirm receipt of your materials, and/or set-up an interview.

  • Fall (September-December): July 31st
  • Spring (February-June): November 30th
  • Summer (June-August): March 30th

Internships Available

Gain insight into the details of this type of work by researching and creating tour packs, assisting in the drafting of dancer contracts, helping to coordinate tour travel needs, and researching licensing for music rights. Supervised by the Company Manager, interns will have an opportunity to experience the full process, from inception, to rehearsal, pre-production, to performance, of a professional company. They will interact with the Production team, Rehearsal Director and support the efforts of the Artistic Director. Attention to detail is essential, as is an ability to work in a fast-paced environment. 15-20 hours per week. SPRING

Interns work with the Education Staff in administering residencies, student performances, Performances for Young People, professional development workshops, and family workshops. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, gathering resources and information that supports the development of education materials for educators and teaching artists; and assisting teaching artists during workshops. In addition, interns will have opportunities to observe our seasoned teaching artists in action. 10-20 hours per week. SPRING, SUMMER

Assist Technical Director, who handles all technical aspects of Ballet Hispanico productions with the School, Company and Education & Outreach, including benefits, special events, and workshops. Interns also assist in providing administrative support to the production department (Stage Manager and Wardrobe Supervisor). Full-time SUMMER ONLY

Interns work closely with the Wardrobe Supervisor, the dance company, school personnel, and teaching artists. Responsibilities would include taking measurements, costume maintenance, performance dressing & quick changes. Interns will have the opportunity to work with productions staff for performances in May and June. Sewing Skills a must! SPRING, SUMMER

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